DATABASE: Sugar Storehouse

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Science  10 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5728, pp. 1525
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5728.1525d

Long overshadowed by proteins and DNA, carbohydrates are now getting their share of attention because of their roles in immunity, cancer, and other processes. Chemists, glycobiologists, and other researchers can satisfy their craving for basic carbohydrate data at SweetDB from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Search the database by categories such as molecular formula, classification, and full or partial structure. You'll nab a 3D image of the molecule, predicted peaks for mass spectroscopy, a list of references, and other results. For another helping of information, sample the site's bibliography of carb publications.

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